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Redbridge Council And Tuition Fees

EDM number 1063 in 2010-12, proposed by Mike Gapes on 22/11/2010.
Categorised under the topic of Higher education.

That this House congratulates the councillors of the London Borough of Redbridge, which is controlled by a Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition, for adopting a motion which states that the `measures announced by the Government could have a damaging impact on the progress made to widen participation in higher education and ensure fair access to Britain's most selective universities, in particular, trebling the maximum cap on tuition fees from just over 3,000 per year to 9,000 per year, opening up a real market in tuition fees -which could see students choosing courses based on cost rather than the suitability of the programme, removing all government funding from teaching in the arts, humanities and social sciences, which could see courses - particularly those at institutions most successful at widening participation -close as a result, hitting many students in our Borough who study at such institutions in London';notesthe earlier announcement that the Government intends to abolish the Education Maintenance Allowance; states that an increase in tuition fees will have a detrimental impact upon young people and mature learners in Redbridge and should therefore be opposed; and welcomes the decision of Redbridge Council to write to all Redbridge hon. Membersurging them to vote against the tuition fee increase in Parliament and to the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Secretary of State for Education to set out its opposition to these plans.

This motion has been signed by a total of 7 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Mike Gapes22/11/2010Ilford SouthLabourProposed
Eric Illsley24/11/2010Barnsley CentralLabourWithdrawn
Jim Dobbin24/11/2010Heywood and MiddletonLabourSeconded
John McDonnell25/11/2010Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSeconded
Martin Caton30/11/2010GowerLabourSeconded
Marsha Singh01/12/2010Bradford WestLabourSeconded
Alasdair McDonnell09/12/2010Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned

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